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Grateful Dead Live at Veterans' Memorial Coliseum on 1981-03-14


Topics Live concert


Feel Like A Stranger, Sugaree, Me & My Uncle-> Big River, Peggy-O-> CC Rider, Althea, Passenger, China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider Alabama Getaway-> Greatest Story Ever Told, Ship of Fools, Lost Sailor-> Saint Of Circumstance-> Drums-> The Other One-> Stella Blue-> I Need A Miracle-> Bertha-> Good Lovin', E: One More Saturday Night


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Date March 14, 1981
Venue Veterans' Memorial Coliseum
Location Hartford, CT

Source Audience Recording
Lineage Aud (?)-> CD-> EAC-> SHN


Notes

Aud (?)-> CD-> EAC-> SHN; via Andy Hayum

Reviews

Reviewer: eliotrosewater24 - - May 15, 2013
Subject: Peggy Ohhh!
The first dead song that I ever heard that I actually listened to was this version of Peggy-0...it blew me away...so in love with this song and forever grateful...thanks for posting...beautiful version of what will always be one of my favorite dead songs
Reviewer: njpg - - March 15, 2013
Subject: --
How anyone can rate a good copy of this show less than 5 is beyond me, but to each...

As I've said in reviews of other copies, this show is a stunner, possibly the greatest Dead show ever recorded...at least for the first set and everything before Drums. My favorite Sugaree and Lost/Saint.
Reviewer: gratedude69 - - March 16, 2010
Subject: good
great saint jammin, china rider good 80s stuff, althea passenger love it
Reviewer: mattmarian - - July 26, 2008
Subject: this show is acutally pretty excellent
not sure what people are talking about when they say standard show , or lackluster 2nd set.
stella blue is frickin great, and give a listen to bertha again. that is the must upbeat double picking Jer had done in a while. it might be a standard line-up but not standard run of the mill playing.
sheesh!
Reviewer: Still freakin - - March 10, 2006
Subject: Some moments, but Europe is looming
I attended this show.

After a few shows at the Garden, we hoped for more magic at Hartford on a Saturday night.

They had the sound down. The mix was great, but the show was hit and miss. Highlight for me was China Cat > Rider. We hoped for a big 2nd set, but when Alabama started, we kinda knew it was gonna be standard.

We had this recording a few days after the show. Someone had a great setup for this tape and it still sounds great 25 years later.
Reviewer: gotcds - - February 4, 2006
Subject: Decent Recording ... Only ordinary performance
I went to this show after seeing them at the Garden and in Boston. The band was on during 1st set, but seemed to lost most of its energy during the 2nd set. Maybe song selection was uninspired.
Reviewer: dankmaker - - January 7, 2006
Subject: Gotta have it...
This ain't too bad. I selected some good tracks from this one too burn. Just listen and wait for Jerry's guitar just to jump out at you. The mix is good. Sugaree, Althea just to name a few. I'd say download it.
Reviewer: lcj72835 - - January 6, 2006
Subject: hartford 3/14/81
Last show before a European tour in spring of 81, this was a very high energy show thanks to a high energy audience. Very dynamic performance that got real loud at times and real quiet at others. listen to peggy o, chinacat rider, passenger, alabama greatest story, ship of fools.
Reviewer: Dead lawyer - - November 3, 2004
Subject: Bach not Brahms
The Stella Blue prelude is Joy of Man's Desiring......30 seconds worth.....think about why its ironic to couple this with Stella Blue....you will tanscend another level of consciousness...be jerry
Reviewer: wheresjerry - - May 30, 2004
Subject: whoa..........
Boy, does this show bring back some great memories of hichin a ride down from Keene State College on a beautiful weekend morning, still buzzing from the Alpha Pi Tau party the night before. The show was seen with a college bud from Connecticut. We went and had a great time at the show. It is great to be able to relive the AUD recording of this, my last Grateful Dead show....
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